Property

New president appointed to Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative

January 15, 2018
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New president appointed to Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative

Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative has appointed Richard Bonner, city executive at global building consultancy group Arcadis, as its new president, succeeding UWE vice chancellor and president Prof Steve West.  Richard, pictured, will play a lead role in engaging with the government, local authorities and other organisations on...

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Expansion for Simmons & Simmons’ Bristol office as it signals move to landmark Aurora building

January 12, 2018
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Expansion for Simmons & Simmons’ Bristol office as it signals move to landmark Aurora building

International law firm Simmons & Simmons is to relocate its Bristol base to a larger office as it looks for further expansion in the city. The firm said the move to the top two floors of the flagship Aurora building at Finzels Reach – which is still under construction...

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End of Severn crossing charges could bolster Bristol’s economy – but take toll on its roads

January 12, 2018
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End of Severn crossing charges could bolster Bristol’s economy – but take toll on its roads

Bristol’s economy could get a boost when tolls on the two Severn bridges are scrapped later this year, according to city business leaders – but the first impact could be more pressure on its already congested roads. The two crossings came into public ownership earlier this week, prompting an...

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Osborne Clarke Bristol team works with St Modwen on South Glos garden village scheme

January 12, 2018
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Osborne Clarke Bristol team works with St Modwen on South Glos garden village scheme

A team from international legal practice Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office has advised urban regeneration company St Modwen on a planned 3,000-home development in South Gloucestershire. St Modwen, in partnership with the Tortworth Estate, wants to develop Buckover Garden Village over 10 to 20 years. The scheme is likely to...

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Surveyor promotions at the double for Lambert Smith Hampton’s Bristol office

January 11, 2018
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Surveyor promotions at the double for Lambert Smith Hampton’s Bristol office

National property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has promoted two surveyors in its Bristol office. Tom Dickson, a member of LSH’s South West building consultancy team, and Roxine Foster, who works in its office advisory team, have been made senior surveyors. In addition, industrial and logistics surveyor Chris Williams...

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Planning green light for biggest office development to be built in Bristol for 10 years

January 9, 2018
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Planning green light for biggest office development to be built in Bristol for 10 years

Bristol’s largest office development for a decade is to be built at Temple Quay following planning approval from the city council. The 210,000 sq ft 4 Glass Wharf showpiece building, pictured, will be linked by a bridge to neighbouring 3 Glass Wharf, which is now under construction.  London-based property...

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Experienced partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ commercial property team

January 9, 2018
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Experienced partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ commercial property team

Law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, has appointed commercial property expert Fionnuala Nolan as a partner to advise its fast-growing portfolio of real estate sector clients. Fionnuala, pictured, who joined from City law firm Banks Kelly Solicitors, has more than 20 years’ experience in the areas...

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Severe lack of Grade A office space will send rents rocketing this year, Bristol property agents claim

January 5, 2018
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Severe lack of Grade A office space will send rents rocketing this year, Bristol property agents claim

Office rents in Bristol will again soar this year after climbing by 14% in 2017 due to a lack of quality space, according to property market experts in the city. They are forecasting that rents will hit a record £35 per sq ft as demand continues to outstrip supply...

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TLT team acts fast to help Bargain Booze group wrap up pre-Christmas store chain acquisition

January 5, 2018
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TLT team acts fast to help Bargain Booze group wrap up pre-Christmas store chain acquisition

Lawyers in the Bristol head office of TLT advised Conviviality, the drinks distributor behind the Bargain Booze retail chain, on its pre-Christmas acquisition of convenience store group Central Convenience out of administration. TLT’s multi-disciplinary team completed the deal in just seven days, including advising on the listing of new...

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New finance package funds Pieminister’s appetite for growth and helps offset higher costs

January 5, 2018
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New finance package funds Pieminister’s appetite for growth and helps offset higher costs

Bristol gourmet pie company Pieminister is to open two more restaurants early this year and boost capacity at its central kitchen in the city after securing a £1.65m finance package from its bank. The pioneering firm, which opened its first venue in Stokes Croft in 2003, has a medium-term...

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Free cyber security advice for small businesses at BRAVE

January 5, 2018
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Bristol-based business support organisation BRAVE Enterprise is hosting a free cyber security workshop later this month for entrepreneurs as new figures show hundreds of firms in the region have been attacked by online criminals. The seminar on January 17 is being presented by Joanne Bocko of Avon and Somerset...

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Less than a week left for firms to help shape major development blueprint for the West of England

January 5, 2018
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Less than a week left for firms to help shape major development blueprint for the West of England

Bristol businesses are being urged to have their say on a major planning blueprint that will determine where future development takes place across the West of England over the next 20 years. The public engagement process on the final draft of the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) closes next Wednesday,...

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Bristol agent takes up reins as new regional chairman of British Council for Offices

January 3, 2018
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Bristol agent takes up reins as new regional chairman of British Council for Offices

The British Council for Offices (BCO) has appointed Andrew Heath as chairman of its South West and Wales region. Andrew, pictured, is head of office agency at national property agents Cushman & Wakefield’s Bristol office. He has taken over from former chair of five years Mark Alker Stone, who...

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